Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek at the trail crossing

  • Moderate (to Pine Bench viewpoint)
  • 5.5-mile loop
  • 800 feet elevation gain
  • Open all year
  • Use: hikers, horses

  • Moderate (to Boulder Creek)
  • 8.9-mile loop
  • 1100 feet elevation gain

One of Oregon’s few official wilderness areas that’s hikable in winter, the Boulder Creek valley features a plateau forested with stately ponderosa pines—a rarity west of the Cascades.

To drive here from …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.